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This show is for high performing women who want to have BETTER bodies, BETTER minds, BETTER relationships, BETTER sex, and BETTER families. I love taking complex science and making it easy to integrate into daily life. Every week I’ll be giving you access to world-class scientists, medical doctors, plastic surgeons, professional athletes, Olympic athletes, Hollywood actors, parenting coaches, sex experts, and psychologists. I am always looking to answer this question: What are the simplest things we can do today, to get better tomorrow? I am part geek, part magic, and it’s my mission to be the voice for women...Let’s get better together.

Better with Dr. Stephanie Dr. Stephanie Estima

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 123 Ratings

This show is for high performing women who want to have BETTER bodies, BETTER minds, BETTER relationships, BETTER sex, and BETTER families. I love taking complex science and making it easy to integrate into daily life. Every week I’ll be giving you access to world-class scientists, medical doctors, plastic surgeons, professional athletes, Olympic athletes, Hollywood actors, parenting coaches, sex experts, and psychologists. I am always looking to answer this question: What are the simplest things we can do today, to get better tomorrow? I am part geek, part magic, and it’s my mission to be the voice for women...Let’s get better together.

    Your Erotic Blueprint with Jaiya

    Your Erotic Blueprint with Jaiya

    Jaiya graces the Better Show with her presence and expertise this week. Jaiya is a somatic sexologist, who has been featured in Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Love, Sex, and Goop” currently on Netflix, along with over 30 years in practice as a sexologist. Today we are talking about your Erotic Blueprint, and the five different types and which one you might be. We dive into what turns you on, turns you off, what gets you in the mood, and what you might have to do with a partner of another blueprint to ignite that flame once again. If you have heard of the Love Languages, you will love this conversation with Jaiya. She has published a book, has courses and quizzes to help feed our hunger for more information and self discovery, so hold onto your hats Betties because this one isn’t one for the children.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Healing Adaptogens with Tero Isokauppila

    Healing Adaptogens with Tero Isokauppila

    Tero Isokauppila joins us on the Better show this week and we had an awesome conversation that we are very excited for you to hear. Tero is the founder of Four Sigmatic, a mushroom company that you may have heard of. He is Finnish, a self-proclaimed nomad who loves fungi and being a food-preneur. We start off our conversation with a brief overview of mushrooms, and quickly dive into Adaptogens and Cordyceps, when and how to use them and what benefits they may have to your lifestyle & fitness routines. We discuss the thoughts around stress, and how certain fungi, food such as spices and other uncomfortable experiences can have a positive effect on the body and mind. We briefly touch on supplementation for sexual function before getting an education on Ginseng and it’s many beneficial use cases. We round out the episode with an awesome link between Santa Claus and Psychedelic mushrooms and Tero’s advice around the use of Psilocybin in today’s society.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Obesity, Lipostats, & Fact Checking Diet Books with Stephan Guyenet

    Obesity, Lipostats, & Fact Checking Diet Books with Stephan Guyenet

    The Better Show brings Stephan Guyenet to the show this week to talk his new book The Hungry Brain. Stephan has a BS in Biochemistry and a PHD in Neuroscience, with over 12 years in the neuroscience research field. The founder of Red Pen Reviews, an unbiased, non-profit, evidence-based review company that scores popular health and nutrition books available for the public based on their sources. We begin chatting about the evolution of diets and the level of obesity in society, as well as the changes that have driven the BMI increase over the past century. We venture into the science side of the episode to talk about Lipostats, the Hypothalamus and the brain stem. We discuss the behavioural side of obesity, and the reward circuits related to highly palatable food and consumption. We explore the solutions available to lose weight, and what are the best options for differing levels of obesity. We finish off the episode by talking about debunking sources and misinformation around nutrition and health.

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    The Genetics of Estrogen, Testosterone, Detoxification and Autism with Kashif Khan

    The Genetics of Estrogen, Testosterone, Detoxification and Autism with Kashif Khan

    This week we welcome Kashif Kahn to the Better Show to talk about Genetics. Kashif is the CEO of The DNA Company, and we were able to speak in depth with him about our predeterminants that will impact many aspects of our lives. We began talking about DNA reports, why copy variants are super important in gene reporting. Clinicians listen up because we spoke about androgens and hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. We dove deep into Methylation, and more specifically the COMT gene and it’s role in methylation and how it impacts a person’s personality and their aversion to risk. We had a very nuanced discussion about Autism, and the ability to detoxify adjuvants in vaccines and the environment as a predisposition for someone being exposed to those toxifants. We rounded out the conversation talking about fat and carbohydrates and how much of a role our genetic makeup plays in how we process them. We also touch on EQ and IQ, and just an overall interesting conversation if you are a parent or family member that may be be interested in our genetic makeup. Thank you Kashif for being our guest and we cannot wait until the next one!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Athletic Performance, Brain Health & Ketones - A Discussion with Michael Brandt

    Athletic Performance, Brain Health & Ketones - A Discussion with Michael Brandt

    The Better show welcomes Michael Brandt to the show this week! Michael is the co-founder and CEO of HVMN, a triathlete and marathoner. A former Stanford grad in computer science and design he became a product manager at Google, then went onto being an Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Today we are talking all about Ketones. We explore the role of ketones and its effect on the brain as we age. We chat about the benefits of ketones as an appetite suppressor, how it can help recover post workout and the ketogenic diet. We talk about exogenous ketones being used without being on the ketogenic diet, and if it’s still effective. Michael explains the difference between salts and esters, and how HVMN has evolved to get even better at producing awesome products for those in the bio-hacking sphere. Hope you all enjoy this episode!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    AMA Round 2: Muscle Building, Creatine Supplementation,and Perimenopause with Dr. Mindy Pelz

    AMA Round 2: Muscle Building, Creatine Supplementation,and Perimenopause with Dr. Mindy Pelz

    This week Dr. Mindy Pelz returns to the Better Show with round 2 in a collaborative episode with her show. The Resetter Podcast. We had such a blast the first time around, we had to give our listeners what they wanted..and aren’t we glad we did. If you don’t already know Dr. Mindy Pelz, she is a renowned holistic health investing expert who is on a mission to get a million people fasting this year. She has made countless videos on Youtube about health, and fasting, generating over 15 million lifetime views. We dove straight into our favourite topics, women training on their period, the hormonal advantages and disadvantages women face during certain phases, and why lifting weights at a certain age is very important. The topic of Collagen, and other supplements such as Creatine, and Aminos (BCAA’s) is discussed and how to use them and what to expect. We touch on refeed days and carb intake to get a caloric bump or just a nice pump for those muscles of yours. We finish off our episode with fasting, and how you should listen to your body and find what feels right for you.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

DJC9698 ,

Great!!

So informative and great things to learn and incorporate into everyday living.

GjaniceMac ,

Inspiring

In my mid-60’s, very active and eager to be inspired daily to continue a healthy lifestyle. Which is why I listen to Dr. Stephanie. Informative and interesting topics presented in easy to follow conversations, for all age groups. Thank you for these upbeat inspiring podcasts.

Conte233233 ,

LOVE DR STEPHANIE

I am a 57-year-old woman, I’m a make up and hair artist and have been in the industry 25 years plus. Unfortunately, I was laid off at the start of the pandemic and have not been back to work, hoping we will be back in September. The positive of that is I have had time to take care of myself, I mean really dig deep. I walk at least 10,000 steps a day, I have been intermittent fasting since April, I have lost 20 pounds, 10 of which were added on during Covid, and I am learning a lot listening to podcasts on my walks. BETTER with Dr. Stephanie is by far my favorite. Yes some terms go over my head and it is very very technical but I love the conversations, and I learn a lot. My favorite podcasts so far is her conversation with Doctor Robert Lustig!! Wow!!! I have shared that with many people, as well as I listened to it again with my husband in which he found very very interesting!!! But I have to say they are ALL interesting and I love your work and happy that you are a fellow Torontonian!! I would actually love to make an appointment with you someday!!! 😍❤️

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